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Amanda M. Thomas

Title:NSF Postdoc
Primary Affiliation:Department of Geophysics
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    PhD, Earth and Planetary Science, University of California, Berkeley - 12/2012 
    BS, Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology - 5/2007 

Honors & Awards

    2013-2015 National Science Foundation EAR Postdoctoral Fellowship 
    2012 G. D. Louderback Award for outstanding scholarship
    2011 AGU Seismology Section Outstanding Student Presentation Honorable Mention
    2010 Seismological Society of America Best Student Presentation Award
    2009 NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes Award (declined for GCOE internship) 
    2008-2011 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
    2008 Geological Society of America Graduate Research Grant
    2008 European Space Agency Category-1 Grant 
    2007 Georgia Tech President's Undergraduate Research Award (PURA)

Courses Taught

    Freshman Geology Field Trip (Death Valley) -- Spring 2012 --UC-Berkeley
    The Planets -- Spring 2012 -- UC-Berkeley
    Structural Geology -- Spring 2011 -- UC-Berkeley
    Freshman Geology Field Trip (Eastern Sierra Nevada) -- Fall 2010 -- UC-Berkeley
    Physics of the Earth -- Fall 2008 -- UC-Berkeley
    Finite Math -- Fall 2006 -- Georgia Tech
    Multi Variable Calculus -- Spring 2006 -- Georgia Tech
    Single Variable Calculus -- Fall 2005 -- Georgia Tech


    C. Culha, A. Hayes, M. Manga, and A. M. Thomas, (201?) Double ridges on Europa accommodate some of the missing surface contraction. Submitted.


    N. M. Beeler, A. M. Thomas, R. Burgmann, and D. R. Shelly (201?) Inferring fault rheology from low frequency earthquakes on the San Andreas fault. In review.


    Thomas, A. M., R. Burgmann, and D. S. Dreger (201?) Incipient faulting near Lake Pillsbury, CA and the role of accessory faults in plate boundary evolution. Accepted in Geology.


    McLaskey, G. C., A. M. Thomas, S. D. Glaser, R. M. Nadeau (2012) Fault healing promotes high frequency earthquakes in the laboratory and on natural faults. Nature. 491, doi:10.1038/nature11512. 


    Thomas, A.M., R. Burgmann, D. R. Shelly, N. M. Beeler, and M. L. Rudolph (2012) Tidal sensitivity of low frequency earthquakes near Parkfield, CA: implications for fault mechanics within the brittle-ductile transition.JGR-SE.117, B05301, doi:10.1029/2011JB009036. 


    Thomas, A.M., R. M. Nadeau, and R. Burgmann (2009) Tremor-tide correlations and near-lithostatic pore pressure on the deep San Andreas fault. Nature. 462, 1048-1051, doi:10.1038/nature08654. 


    Ghosh, A., A. V. Newman, A. M. Thomas, and G. T. Farmer (2008) Interface locking along the subduction megathrust from b-value mapping near Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L01301, doi:10.1029/2007GL031617

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